Quality Matters in Minnesota

Timeline created by bethmcmahon
  • Quality Matters Formed

    Quality Matters Formed
    Quality Matters began in the fall of 2003, MarylandOnline, Inc. as a three-year grant funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) entitled "Quality Matters: Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Education." During this process, MarylandOnline developed a process to certify quality online components and courses. After the completion of the grant, MarylandOnline continued Quality Matters and transitioned Quality Matters into a self-supporting organization
  • Early Adopters in Minnesota

    Minnesota Online worked with at least 18 early adopters during the QM FIPSE Grant period. The list below is not exhaustive, but provides a summary of the known institutions and system consortia working with the FIPSE QM Rubric through 2006. Lake Superior College
    Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    Alexandria Technical College
    Northland Community and Technical College
    Northwest Technical College
    E-LECT Consortia (created by 13 MNSCU colleges)
  • Statewide Subscription Initiated

    Statewide Subscription Initiated
    Orchestrated by the partners of the Minnesota Learning Commons, this Statewide Subscription includes the Minnesota State College and University System, the University of Minnesota System, and the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • First MnSCU Course Certified

    First MnSCU Course Certified
    The first course to receive Quality Matter Certification was submitted by Riverland Community College in 2009. The faculty course developer was Jill Holmes.
  • First U of M Course Certified

    First U of M Course Certified
    The Univ. of Minnesota had it's first course formally recognized by Quality Matters in 2011. The faculty course developer was Cynthia Digby.
  • Minnesota Online Quality Initiative Formed

    Minnesota Online Quality Initiative Formed
    In March, 2012, Northland Community and Technical College and Minnesota State University,Mankato were designated as the two co-coordinating institutions for Quality Matters in Minnesota. The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative was formed as a central entity to facilitate training, information sharing, and course review management.
  • 50th Course Received Certification

    50th Course Received Certification
    In February of 2013, the 50th course received Quality Matters Certification. This course was submitted by Anoka Technical College. The faculty course developer was Deborah Allen.
  • 100th Course Receives Certification

    100th Course Receives Certification
    In September of 2013, the 100th course received Quality Matters Certification. This course was submitted by Northland Community & Technical College. The faculty course developer was Jennifer Dahlen.